The homes of the Mueller planned community aren’t necessarily known for their design aesthetic. Or, more accurately: some are, some aren’t. It’s a byproduct of almost any development built from the ground up, on what was formerly raw land (plus some old airport stuff, in this case): Everything’s going to look new, even traditional styles that newness doesn’t often flatter.
The solution, of course, is to go modern or contemporary. That has its pitfalls, too, of course—mediocre design can come in any form. These new row houses, happily, are carefully considered and make great use of materials and light to make them stand out, in a good way.
The listing notes that they are Scandinavian-inspired, and that’s clear, although the style is adapted to an American scale. Features such as exterior walls clad in aged cedar, shaker-style kitchen cabinets, acacia wood floors, and an interior wall of hemlock wood reinforce the idea. Its metal roofs, simple lines, 10-foot ceilings, polished-concrete floors, and large, well-placed windows, meanwhile, contribute the modern part of the equation.
The 2,336-square-foot home has three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, as well as a one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment over its two-car garage.
A built-in desk under the stairs is accessible from all the downstairs living areas. The kitchen has quartz counters and a waterfall island.
The master bedroom features an oversized shower with a frameless glass surround, a full bathtub, and a double vanity.
Energy-efficiency features include LED lighting, spray-foam insulation, and a tankless water heater.
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